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Gilvarry, Alex F

Alex Gilvarry, M.F.A.

  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Faculty
  • Graduate Program Director for the M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Department: English

Office: The Great Hall Annex 411

Phone: (732) 571-7548

Email: agilvarr@monmouth.edu


Alex Gilvarry was born in Staten Island, New York. He is the author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, winner of the Hornblower Award for First Fiction (New York Society Library), Best New Voice 2012 by Bookspan, and selected by the New York Times as an Editor’s Choice. He was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 nominee in 2014 and has received fellowships from the Harry Ransom Center and the Normal Mailer Center. His second novel, Eastman Was Here, published in 2017, was nominated for the PEN Open Book Award and chosen as one of the best books of the year by Esquire magazine. His essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Boston Globe, Lithub, and have been broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Education

M.F.A., Hunter College

B.A., Hunter College

Multimedia

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Spring

2021 Fall

  • Advanced Creative Writing – EN 451
  • Craft Intensive Seminar – EN 652
  • Manuscript Seminar – EN 644

2021 Spring

  • Craft of Writing – EN 352
  • Manuscript Seminar – EN 644
  • Seminar in Creative Writing: Writer’s Craft – EN 615

2020 Fall

  • Advanced Creative Writing – EN 451
  • Manuscript Seminar – EN 644
  • Professional Research With Service Learning – EN 674
  • Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction – EN 611

2020 Spring

  • Craft of Writing – EN 352
  • Creative Writing: Introduction – EN 251
  • Manuscript Seminar – EN 644
  • Seminar in Creative Writing: Writer’s Craft – EN 615

2019 Fall

  • Advanced Creative Writing – EN 451
  • Creative Writing: Fiction – EN 252
  • The Campus Novel – EN 223

2019 Spring

  • Craft of Writing – EN 352
  • Creative Writing: Introduction – EN 251
  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present – EN 202
  • Manuscript Seminar – EN 644

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Advanced Creative Writing (EN 451)
  • Craft of Writing (EN 352)
  • Creative Writing: Fiction (EN 252)
  • Creative Writing: Introduction (EN 251)
  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present (EN 202)
  • Manuscript Seminar (EN 644)
  • Seminar in Creative Writing: Fiction (EN 611)
  • Seminar in Creative Writing: Writer’s Craft (EN 615)